Sony took to their blog to announce that you'll need to order online in order to get PlayStation 5. They're trying to be "safe" from the current pandemic spread of the virus to others.
I think this is both a good thing, and a bad thing. The good thing is keeping everyone safe, and at distance from each other, but the bad thing about this, is pre-ordering online already has shown that there are scalpers ready to pounce and steal units from us to inflate the price of PS5. This is good news for scalpers, not customers.Hi all – the launch of the PlayStation 5 console on November 12 (or November 19, depending on your region) is almost upon us! In the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers, and staff safe amidst COVID-19, today we are confirming that all day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners.
No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.
Gamers who have pre-ordered for pick-up at their local retailer should still be able to do so at their designated appointment time, under the retailer’s safety protocols. Please confirm the details with your local retailer.
A special thank you to our entire community for your continued support this year. Here’s to the next generation of gaming!